Professor Heike Roms

Biography

Before joining the University of Exeter in 2017, I was Professor of Performance Studies at Aberystwyth University (2005-2017) and Lecturer in Theatre and Media Drama at Glamorgan University (2002-2005). I received my PhD in 2001 from the University of Wales Aberystwyth, following a Masters (Magister Artium M.A.) in Literature, German philology and Musicology from Hamburg University. Between 1985 and 1995 I worked for various theatre organisations in Germany, as dramaturg, production manager and head of press and publicity for organisations such as the Kampnagelfabrik Hamburg, the Internationales Sommertheater Festival Hamburg and the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen. Following this, I worked for three years as research administrator for the University of Wales to help establish Performance Studies international, the main membership association in the field.